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September 24, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Teleconference 
To Solicit Public Input on OSHA Whistleblower Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a teleconference Oct. 13, 2020, to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA’s whistleblower protection program. This is the sixth in a series of meetings on how the agency can improve the whistleblower program.

The meeting will be held from 1- 4 p.m. EDT and is open to the public. Advance registration is needed. To participate, register by Oct. 6, 2020. Call-in information will be provided to all registrants. There is no fee to register.

The agency is seeking comments on:

  • How OSHA can better deliver whistleblower customer service?
  • What types of assistance OSHA can provide to help explain the agency’s whistleblower laws to employees and employers?
  • Are there particular whistleblowing issues in the healthcare, retail and grocery industries of which OSHA should be aware?

Submit materials electronically at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or by mail. Written or electronic comments must be submitted by Oct. 6, 2020. See the Federal Register notice for submission details. Comments must be identified with Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.  

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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